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ONSTAGE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR Touring ARTISTS (Spruce Grove)

February 2, 2020

Deadline: January 24, 2020  

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering musicians, singers, and performing groups an opportunity to meet with a panel of professional musicians and community presenters who are all familiar with the Alberta Showcase Co…

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Alberta Music Mentorship: Grant Reviews with the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Deadline: January 26, 2020  

Sign-Up Deadline: January 26, 2020 Meet Your Mentor: Jason Flammia is responsible for the AFA’s Music Individual Project Grant program, Major Arts Presenters program, and the Cultural Relations program. Bring in a grant application you are working on,…

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CBC SEARCHLIGHT

Deadline: January 28, 2020  

“Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at midnight, all you have to do to enter is to upload an audio file or video to YouTube of what you consider to be your very best original song in any genre. You’ll be able to sign up using the Searchlight entry form, whi…

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Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2020

May 17th – May 23rd, 2020

Deadline: January 28, 2020  

Apply Now! Music PEI’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2020 Alberta Music  is excited to be partnering with Music PEI to bring One (1) Alberta Music member to participate in Music PEI’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge, taking place between May 17th to May…

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BANFF CENTRE: Sound Technician Practicum

April 06 - September 08, 2020

Deadline: January 29, 2020  

Overview Reinforce and hone basic skills and practical problem solving while working with a wide range of sound technology (including state of the art and legacy systems) in a safe, inclusive environment. You will be responsible for setting your own go…

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The StainGlass Social

Spring of 2020

Deadline: January 31, 2020  

The StainGlass Social is a grassroots, community-focused start-up in Calgary, Alberta – Canada’s Capital of Country Music. Founded in the songwriter tradition of Nashville, our vision is to become a cultural destination of folk and country music perfor…

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Nextfest 2020

June 4 – June 14, 2020

Deadline: January 31, 2020  

Nextfest is now accepting submissions for musical artists and bands, for the 2020 Festival. The festival runs June 4th – June 14th in Edmonton, Alberta. “Nextfest shepherds the development of emerging artists. It is curated on the basis of providing de…

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Edmonton Arts Council: Travel Grants

Deadline: February 1, 2020  

February 1, June 1, October 1 CIP Travel Grant Travel grants are intended to assist an applicant to pay travel costs from Edmonton to a destination for the purposes of training, development, presentation or marketing in the arts or festivals.   On…

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Eat North’s Blue Jay Sessions: JUNO edition

March 12 - 15, 2020 

Deadline: February 2, 2020  

Canadian musicians wanted for… Eat North’s Blue Jay Sessions: JUNO edition  WHO: Eat North, Russell Brewing Co., Jack Daniels and some awesome singer-songwriters!  WHAT: We are taking our songwriters’ circle pop-up on the road to Saskatoon this March…

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Sled Island 2020

June 24 - 28, 2020

Deadline: February 7, 2020  

Since 2007, Sled Island’s thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and ar…

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The Great Escape 2020

May 13-16, 2020

Deadline: February 11, 2020  

Brighton, UK “Calling all artists. Artist registration for The Great Escape 2020 is now officially open in partnership with Sentric Music. Whether you are a band, a singer-songwriter, a rapper, DJ, collective or duo, it doesn’t matter, we want to hear…

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BANFF CENTRE: Indigenous Performing Arts Residency

Deadline: February 12, 2020  

Overview Banff Centre is committed to the commissioning, development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines and encourages bold collaborations across all disciplines. Indigenous Performing Arts residencies are designed for In…

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2020 Regina Folk Festival

August 9-11, 2020

Deadline: February 14, 2020  

Submissions The Festival: Submissions for the Regina Folk Festival are no longer received via Sonicbids!  We are now accepting applications directly. Submissions are open for the 2020 Festival and the 2020 Sask Sampler from early Spring 2019 through to…

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Edmonton Arts Council: Artist Project Grants

Deadline: February 15, 2020  

February 15 and September 15 (small grants) June 15 (large grant) CIP Artist Project Grants Artist Project Grants are intended to support the activities of professional Edmonton artists for a specific time towards a specific project. Projects can be in…

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Rhythm of the People 2020: Indigenous Resilience in Music

Deadline: February 15, 2020  

Indigenous Resilience in Music proudly presents to you the ever renewed Rhythm of the People 2020. This is our most anticipated program to date that includes our very own Indigenous-led music & arts festival housed at Studio Bell, home of the Natio…

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Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards: 2020 Emerging Artist Award

Deadline: February 23, 2020  

About The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation established the Emerging Artist awards to support and encourage Alberta’s most promising artists at an early stage of their careers. The awards are not project grants, but designed to supp…

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FACTOR Profile Review Deadline

Deadline: February 28, 2020  

Profile Review Deadlines Artist Profiles When you first create an artist profile, you will receive an artist rating of General Artist once you’ve submitted your Mandatory Information and requested review. You won’t need to do anything to maintain your…

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Phoenix Music Executive Development Program

Deadline: February 28, 2020  

The acclaimed Phoenix Music Executive Development program will be offered twice this year to meet demand. The first edition begins in Alberta in April, the second in Québec in August. The program will be presented by Alberta Music and Fondation Musicac…

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Edmonton Music Awards 2020

Deadline: February 29, 2020  

If you are an artist from the Edmonton area within a 100km radius, including St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain and have a single, album or music video that was “released” to the public between January 1, 2019 and December 3…

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2020 Artist Entrepreneur and Artist Manager programs in Toronto

Deadline: March 1, 2020  

Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) opens online registration for 2020 Artist Entrepreneur and Artist Manager programs in Toronto CMI has opened 2020 online registration for their core professional development programs: Artist Entrepreneur (Mar & Aug) a…

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John Hobday Awards in Arts Management

Deadline: March 1, 2020  

What is this prize? The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are granted to talented arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations for professional development or mentoring purposes. The Professional Development and Renewal Award is grante…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Music Individual Project Funding

Deadline: March 2, 2020  

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific music project. APPLICATION DEADLINE(S) for 2020: March 2/20, September 1/20…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Artist Manager Program Funding

Deadline: March 2, 2020  

This funding supports the development of individual Alberta artist-managers and/or self-managed artists by providing up to $7,500 for one eight-week professional development program per deadline, delivered by Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) in Toronto o…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Travel Grant for Individuals and Ensembles

Deadline: March 2, 2020  

This opportunity provides support to assist Albertan artists and/or artist ensembles with a travel grant to perform or present their original work at showcases, festivals or other events, outside the province of Alberta, with the purpose of introducing…

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BreakOut West Festival + WCMA Submissions 2020

September 30 - October 4 2020

Deadline: March 18, 2020  

Are you a western Canadian artist or industry member? Submissions are now open for both the artistic and industry Western Canadian Music Awards categories. Learn more about the Awards guidelines to see if you qualify, and get your application in! Each…

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C/O Pop

April 22-26, 2020

Deadline: April 1, 2020  

Please note, deadline is not known, please consult C/C Pop.   This Cologne, Germany-based convention runs parallel to a music festival of the same name. C/O Pop attracts representatives from record labels, managers, media, and other music industry…

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Stillhouse Songwriter Sessions: Track on 2 Event Centre

Deadline: May 1, 2020  

Lacombe, Alberta Starting January 15, 2020 the Track on 2 Event Centre in Lacombe will be hosting the Stillhouse Songwriter Sessions. Set in an intimate listening room atmosphere that will create a unique experience for both artists and all those atten…

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HPX 2020 ARTIST APPLICATIONS

October 21-24, 2020

Deadline: May 15, 2020  

Halifax, NS Artist applications to play Halifax Pop Explosion 2020 are now open! Artists can apply here: https://halifaxpopexplosion.com/apply Early-bird applications are $20 and end March 31. Regular applications are $25 and end May 15. HPX has a hist…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS: Organizations Arts Project Funding

Deadline: June 1, 2020  

This funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing a grant for a specific arts project. This grant stream also provides project support for leadership development, capacity building and partnerships that enhance the promotion and support of…

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NXNE 2020

June 2020

Deadline: June 1, 2020  

“NXNE takes a very limited number of unsolicited bands, if you think yours should be one of those, send your particulars here. there is no fee to apply.”   Please note, no deadline is listed for this application, check with NXNE.

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS – Community Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: October 1, 2020  

This grant provides annual funding to eligible not-for-profit community organizations that self-create and self-produce performing art productions. To be eligible for Community Performing Arts Organizations operating funding, you must: be engaged in cr…

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ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS – Arts Presenting Project Funding

Deadline: December 1, 2020  

This funding supports the public presentation of professional artists by reimbursing a portion of professional artists’ fees for the preceding year. To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be one of the following: registered not-for-profit org…

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